So I ran across this idea on Pinterst AND a friend of mine tried it so I waited until she had done it for a few weeks before I tried it:). We’re going on week 3 and I think it is a success (at least for a time period) in our house.
I took a left-over Spaghetti Sauce jar (see picture), put piece of decorated paper over it (see amazing design in photo), and put their choice of candy in it. The original pinner of this idea used nickels but our kids are not currently motivated by money so candy it was. With every whine, complain, arguing, questioning, or unmotivated cry-fest a piece of candy is taken out of their jar and placed into another jar without a label (so they can see how much of a difference there is in each jar).
The first week we used gummy worms and at the end of the week there were 7 gummy worms left and they were divided up between the two kids. The second week we used gummy worms again and at the end of the week we had 9 left. This week Addyson wanted to change it up so we got Tootsie pops.
If you’re looking for a way to help curb the whining in your house, I highly suggest this method.